Working Group #1 1, Working Group #2 1
- Adam Ottavino threw 2 innings allowing 1 earned run on 3 hits. He struck out 2.
- Scott Schneider (one to watch) struck out 4 over 2 innings allowing 1 hit.
- Chuckie Fick and Ramon Delgado both tossed a perfect frame.
- Xavier Scruggs singled and walked.
- Group 1 racked up a quartet of doubles: Pete Kozma, Aaron Luna, Nick Derba and Charlie Cutler
- Michael Blazek struck out 2 and allowed a pair of hits in 2 innings of work now.
- Maikel Cleto struck out three in a pair of perfect innings.
- Brett Zawacki struck out the side in an inning of work.
- D’Marcus Ingram went 2-for-3 with a triple.
The return of the DFRs reminds me that there’s an interesting collection of outfielders in the low minors. D’Marcus Ingram, Frederick Parejo, Raniel Rosario and Michael Swinson aren’t guys that scream future major leaguer to me but they each have some projection and tools that may develop as they progress. In much the same manner that I find Jon Jay and Adron Chambers to be useful roster candidates if unlikely to be stars, these minor leaguers could someday find a similar role in their future.
Working Group #3 1, Working Group#4 0 (7 innings)
- Carlos Martinez was perfect over two frames of work striking out the side in the second inning. He punched out 4 in total getting two ground outs to complete his work.
- Nick Greenwood (acquired in the Ryan Ludwick trade) tossed two perfect frames.
- Hector Corpas threw 1 perfect inning.
- Jonathan Rodriguez tripled.
- Kyle Conley and Nick Longmire doubled.
- Trevor Rosenthal allowed 2 hits and 1 ER over 2 innings of work. He struck out 3. Rosenthal’s name (and fastball velocity) keep getting mentioned intermittently but I’ve yet to hear a full report on Trevor. Could be another interesting arm to watch in the low minors. He’ll be 21 at the end of May.
- Jose Rada allowed 2 hits and one strikeout in 2 IP.
- Drew Benes and Aaron Terry both struck out 1 in 1 IP. Terry allowed a hit.
- Packy Elkins nd Pat Biserta singled.
Thanks again to Farm Director John Vuch and the Cardinals’ staff who compile the info for these reports during spring training.